Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0009
Grain Requirements in the CACFP: Questions and Answers

This memorandum explains the grain requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) established in the final rule, “Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.” This revision further clarifies how to determine if a grain product meets the whole grain-rich criteria. 

CACFP09-2018
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0012
Vegetable and Fruit Requirements in CACFP: Q&As

This memorandum explains the vegetable and fruit requirements in the CACFP and includes Questions and Answers.

CACFP09-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0007
Q&As on the Updated Meal Pattern Requirements for CACFP

This memorandum provides questions and answers on the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.  FNS collected and answered a variety of questions since the updated meal patterns were published in April 2016.

CACFP08- 2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0094
Offer Versus Serve and Family Style Meals in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

This memorandum outlines the use of offer versus serve in the adult day care and at-risk afterschool settings in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the use of family style meals in the CACFP.

CACFP05-2017
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2016-0061
Vegetable and Fruit Requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program: Questions and Answers

This memorandum explains the vegetable and fruit requirements in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and includes Questions and Answers.

CACFP25-2016
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This final rule updates the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program to better align them with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the HHFKA of 2010; Extension of Comment Period

This rule proposes changes to the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program to better align the meal patterns with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: CACFP Meal Pattern Revisions Related to the HHFKA of 2010

This rule proposes changes to the meal pattern requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program to better align the meal patterns with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2000-0004
Participation of Emergency Shelters in the Child and Adult Care Food Program - Questions and Answers

CACFP benefits have been extended to include meal services to children who reside with their families in emergency shelters, under the National School Lunch Act. Because the circumstances of an emergency shelter are so different from any other type of CACFP institution, we thought it would be helpful to share these questions and our responses.

Resource | Interim Final Rule
Interim Final Rule: NSLP, SBP and CACFP Amendments to the Infant Meal Pattern

This rule amends the regulations for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program and Child and Adult Care Food Program to eliminate the option of serving whole cow’s milk as part of reimbursable meals for infants under one year of age.